August Meeting with ASMC

August Joint Meeting with ASMC

Location: Lo Sole Mio, 3001 S 32nd Avenue, Omaha
Start Time: 11:30
Date: 2015-08-20
End Time: 13:00
Need Registration? Yes
Fee (Members/Nonmembers): $17.00

Job Posting: Controller, MECA

Supervises four team members of the Finance Department. Responsible for all accounting functions of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, financial statement preparation, analysis, and investment functions.

Click here for the full posting, and contact Lea French for more information.

Job Posting: Part-Time Accountant, City of La Vista

Position Title:              Accountant -(Part-Time)

Position Reports To:    Finance Director


Under the direction of the Finance Director, performs a wide variety of accounting functions.

Essential Functions:

  1. Prepares month-end bank account reconciliations.
  2. Prepares and processes month-end journal entries.
  3. Maintains fixed asset financial module and reports.
  4. Prepares and distributes monthly Council reports.
  5. Maintains special assessment files.
  6. Assists in designing computer generated special reports.
  7. Assists with the annual audit.
  8. Assists with annual budget.
  9. Assists with account reconciliations.
  10. Assists with special projects as required.
  11. Performs other duties as directed or as the situation dictates.


Check out the details and apply here!

Job Posting: Corporate Accountant, OPPD

Employer Information

The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) located in Omaha, Nebraska is one of the largest publicity owned electric utilities in the United States, serving 350,000 customers in 13 east and southeast Nebraska counties.


  1. Provide assistance in implementing corporate processes and department procedures for the preparation and maintenance of the corporate financial records to achieve timely and accurate reporting of financial information.
  2. Research, analyze and make recommendations on financial and accounting issues which are in the best interest of the District’s financial position, provide effective internal controls and maintain compliance with generally accepted accounting principles for proprietary funds of governmental entities.
  3. Research, analyze and make recommendations on tax-related regulations, rules, processes and transactions to determine their effect on the District and ensure effective and efficient tax compliance.
  4. Act as a lead for special project work and identify and address financial, asset, procedural and operational issues based on the analyses performed.
  5. Plan, direct and monitor corporate and plant accounting procedures, controls and records to provide management with financial information for operating decisions to assure compliance with accounting and tax regulations, bond resolutions and regulatory agencies and to assure the integrity of financial reports.
  6. Provide the accounting support for corporate products and services including forecasting, modeling, financial reporting, billing and consulting on all financial matters.
  7. Support the operation, identification, development and implementation of corporate information systems to maintain effective controls for financial reporting, asset accounting and special projects.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field
  • Three years of accounting, auditing or related experience
  • Professional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA or other recognized professional accounting certification) is required or equivalent work experience (5 years)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • This position requires thoroughness, accuracy, excellent documentation skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and human relations skills.
  • This position requires excellent problem solving, analytical and organizational skills
  • Must be flexible, self-motivated and able to manage several projects simultaneously and work independently
  • Must have a thorough knowledge and demonstrated experience using computers and business applications (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access or similar software)
  • Proven ability to build solid relationships within and with others outside of the Company

Apply online at on or before July 20, 2015

Job Postings: State of Nebraska / Westside Community Schools

The Nebraska Department of Insurance is looking for an Accounting and Finance Manager. For more details, or to apply, please visit their website.

Westside Community Schools is looking for a Director of Finance. For more details, or to apply, please visit their website.

Job Posting: State of Nebraska

The State of Nebraska has two open positions: State Accounting Administrator and Director of Revenue (tax commissioner). For more information, please contact Sharon Pettid, Deputy Director of Administrative Services, at

Job Posting: VP of Finance, Iowa Western Community College

Job Summary:        

Reporting directly to the President of the college, the Vice President of Finance is

responsible for all financial and business functions of the college with primary

responsibility in the following areas:

  • Accounting – internal and external reporting
  • Budget development – monitoring and analysis including resource allocation
  • Real estate management for college owned lease properties and leased facilities used by IWCC
  • Legal issues and contract management
  • Insurance management in all areas including commercial, general liability, workman’s compensation, business and auto.  Financial oversight for IWCC self-insured health care program
  • Oversight responsibility for college business services including purchasing, bookstore, food service, vending, housing and other auxiliary functions
  • Short and long-term college financing

Also serves in the following capacities pertaining to college related or affiliated organizations:

  • Treasurer of the IWCC Board of Trustees
  • Treasurer and board member of IWCC Foundation
  • Board member of Western Iowa Dorms, Inc.
  • Board member of Western Iowa Educational Endeavors
  • Board member of Scholarship Events Inc.

For full description and employment application, please visit the IWCC HR website.

Spring 2015 PDT

March 19, 2015

Omaha Association of Government Accountants Half Day Continuing Education Training Seminar

Topics include:

  • The Importance of Transparency in Governments – A Success Story, presented by Lou Ann Goding, President Omaha Public Schools
  • IT Security – TBA
  • Negotiation and Collaborative Problem Solving – Bryan Hanson, Assistant Director & Assistant Professor Creighton University School of Law

Location: Mammel Hall Room 122, UNO

Time: 12:30 – 4:30

TAKE OUR MEMBERSHIP MATTERS CHALLENGE – renew (or join) before March 16, and come to the training for FREE!

Registration cost before March 16:

AGA members $50.00  or free if renewed/joined by 3/16/15! Not limited to Omaha Chapter members!!

Other professional member organizations: $60.00

Non-members: $70.00

After March 16: All $70.00

Pay online at (click the link under Upcoming Events)

or RSVP: Russ Freitag at


Job Posting: Finance Director, City of La Vista

Dynamic and progressive Omaha metropolitan area community is seeking highly qualified candidates to serve as its next Finance Director. The successful candidate will perform advanced accounting work and oversee management of the financial affairs of the City. The Finance Director also performs the duties of City Treasurer as provided in the La Vista Municipal Code and in the Nebraska Revised Statutes. La Vista enjoys an A1 debt rating from Moody’s Investors Service. The position reports to the Director of Administrative Services and serves as a member of the City’s management team.

Starting salary: $85,000 +/- DOQE. Excellent benefits package including a defined contribution retirement program. Submit resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by November 28, 2014 to to the attention of Stephen Veitch, GovHRUSA, 650 Dundee Road #270, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240; Fax: 866-401-3100

See full listing on LinkedIn!

2014 Chapter CCR

Omaha Metro AGA is proud to present our 2014 Citizen-Centric Report.   Please take a look!  We are glad to answer any questions and welcome constructive criticism.

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